Shubhankar Sharma rises to 72nd position in world rankings to become the best Indian golfer in the world
Shubhankar Sharma on Monday emerged as the best Indian golfer in the world, grabbing the 72nd position in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) after his recent title triumph at Maybank Championship.
Year in Review 2017: Shiv Kapur, Shubhankar Sharma among those who made year unforgettable for Indian golf
As the 2017 season comes to a close, here’s a look at the golfers who made the year a standout season for India:
Mauritius Open: India's Arjun Atwal lets slip title after play-off loss to Dylan Frittelli on thrilling final day
Arjun Atwal, who had a share of the lead for first three days, was felled in the first play-off hole by Dylan Frittelli of South Africa at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
Golfer Shiv Kapur inspired by Virat Kohli's 'attitude', says he plans to pass Yo-Yo test to be fit for Tokyo Olympics
Kapur said his goal is to pass the Yo-Yo fitness test in the next one and a half months and qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.
"I am lost for words, you dream about winning, you plan things but I never got that far in my career," Shiv Kapur said.
Shiv Kapur had won the Yeangder Heritage in April and finished second at the Thailand Open this season.
On a day when it was cold, windy and rainy and play was stopped for a 15 minutes in the evening, Lahiri and Kapur, had to work and in the end fell short by a narrow one-shot margin at six-over-par 146.
Jordan Spieth tops the leaderboard at -6 and exhibits tremendous self belief that reaffirms his position as the front-runner to wrest this championship.
World No 3 Jordan Spieth matched the course record 65 with a blemish-free card, making five birdies on the 2nd, 8th, 9th, 14th and 17th, hitting 15 greens in regulation along the way.
British Open 2017 preview: Royal Birkdale course, unpredictable weather add intrigue to wide-open field
Royal Birkdale is hosting the British Open for the 10th time and here's a preview of the main contenders for the championship.
British Open 2017: Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Kapur look to improve their world rankings at Royal Birkdale
The last time two Indians featured in the same Open was in 2012, when Lahiri made his debut and Jeev Milkha Singh also played in the field at Royal Lytham.
Kapur has learned from his past experience and hopes to put it to good use when he makes his third appearance at the British Open.
Shiv Kapur of India ended an 11-year and four months wait for a second Asian Tour title when he claimed a convincing victory at the inaugural Yeangder Heritage on Sunday
At four-over 146, Lahiri was tied 56th after being tied fifth at the end of the first round.
"It is never pleasant to have a free weekend especially at a Major," said Lahiri,
India’s Anirban Lahiri will tee off with local talent Ryan Moore and Norwegian-American golfer Erik Compton in the US Open for the opening two rounds. The tournament will be held here from June 18 to 21.
Anirban Lahiri held his nerve in the closing stages despite two late bogeys to card two-over 73 that gave him a good chance of staying on for the weekend at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.
Playing two rounds on the same day, Kapur totalled 10-under 134 for to finish one shot behind medallist Alexander Levy of France,
Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri fought back hard in the closing stages to finish their first round respectably as the Indians made a modest start to their campaign at the BMW PGA Championships.
Kapur, after a 66 on first day, is now five-under 139 and in tied 29th place after being tied fifth overnight.